Intended for healthcare professionals


Use of iron pots in South Africa led to haemosiderosis

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1432
  1. C F van der Merwe, professor (
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Medical University of Southern Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

    EDITOR—Minerva writes about the cheap remedy of using iron pots for anaemic children in Ethiopia.1 Her suggested solution is not as simple as it may seem. South African indigenous people have been using iron pots …

    View Full Text

    Log in

    Log in through your institution


    * For online subscription